St. Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of St. Patrick is the religious and cultural holiday celebrated on March 17th, the date of the death of St. Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland (Wikipedia.) Today we have rounded up some links for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home with your kids. Whether you are Irish or not, it’s always fun to don some green and dance a little jig. Be sure to check back tomorrow for some St. Patrick’s Day book recommendations!
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:
Here is a recipe for Irish soda bread which is wholesome and multigrain and not too hard to make. Get those little fingers kneading!: https://vibrantwellnessjournal.com/2014/03/10/irish-soda-bread-multigrain/
Rainbow fruit parfaits are so pretty and festive and healthy too as a St. Patrick’s Day snack:
Here is a yummy funny recipe for Shamrock Fried Eggs from Zestuous: https://www.zestuous.com/shamrock-fried-eggs/
For dessert, these Leprechaun hat S’Mores from The Cake Blog are adorable and delicious: https://thecakeblog.com/2012/03/leprechaun-hat-smores.htmlhttps://thecakeblog.com/2012/03/leprechaun-hat-smores.html
While in the kitchen, why not whip out some paint and paper, and slice a bell pepper to make bell pepper shamrock prints. Instructions are here: https://www.craftymorning.com/bell-pepper-shamrock-kids-craft-st-patricks-day/
These shamrock hair bows from Sugar Bee Crafts are very sweet and easy to craft if you have a glue gun and some green felt lying around. You will also need blank hair clips. Other colors could make nice flower versions as well! The instruction video is just 4 minutes:
The Teach Students Savvy website has some really cool STEM crafts you can do with kids (7+) including creating a “Leprechaun Trap,”, a “Rainbow Run,” and experiment with “Floating Pots of Gold” : https://www.teachstudentsavvy.com/2018/02/saint-patricks-day-stem-challenges-march-stem.html
Try out this St. Patrick’s Day themed Scavenger Hunt from Love Grows Wild with your kids! Print a series of tips or clues, and have the kids find a “pot of gold” at the end (here they have candies wrapped in gold, but it could be what you like!)
Or this treasure hunt from the Dating Divas, which makes the wee ones work for the treasure by including fitness exercises the kids have to do along the way! https://www.thedatingdivas.com/st-patricks-day-exercise-treasure-hunt/
Speaking of exercise, watch and move along with the Go Noodle video Too Koa Kanga Ro’’s Shamrock Shake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSeWQwQmrR4 (See featured image)
If your kid loves to draw, they can follow this video from Art for Kids Hub on How to Draw a Leprechaun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQXvBKUDinE
Have fun and send us a message if you have any other tips for how we can celebrate this special day!